CPUT BTech: Cartography  Course and Fees

Course Information and Fees


BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)

The aim of the course is to provide theoretical and practical cartographical knowledge and skills, relevant to the needs of the industry and society at large.The use of computer technology in map production, geographical information systems, and cartographic workstations is the norm in this environment today.

Graduates of this programme will be able to design maps and analyse spatial information.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
To manage a mapping or GIS office.

Career Opportunities
Cartographers works closely with surveyors, geologists and similar professionals and are involved in planning and development. They are responsible for map design and the acquisition and processing of source material for map production.Different types of map include topographical maps, maritime charts, aeronautical charts, climatic maps, road maps and street plans, tourist maps and town and regional structure plans.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The BTech: Cartography is accredited by South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements and may after completion of the prescribed practical training and law exam apply for registration as a professional GISc practitioner
Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Certain subjects are not offered every year. See timetable for 2016 to 2024.

Compulsory subject(s):
Compulsory subject(s):
Compulsory subject(s):
Number of subjects required to complete this course: 8
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms L Kleinhans – Departmental Queries
Telephone: +27 21 959 6206
Fax: +27 21 959 6299
Email: kleinhansl@cput.ac.za
Contact: Ms Z Rawoot – Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 953 8729
Fax: N/A
Email: rawootz@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 


This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.

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